Five inspiring women fashion designers in 2020, from Uma Wang to Yoon Ahn, whose Ambush label Kanye West loves
- These women fashion designers, from different parts of the world, have inspired with their strong vision and unique stories
- Tokyo-based Yoon Ahn talked about taking the label she co-founded global through collaborations with Nike and Converse, and we learned about modern-retro Bode
The pandemic and the ensuing global economic crisis have taken a huge toll on many small fashion designers, who often don’t have the resources of big luxury groups to weather uncertain times.
True talent, however, will always be rewarded, and these five female designers, all hailing from different parts of the world, have inspired us with their strong vision and unique stories, and our profiles of them have resonated with readers of the Post in 2020.
Japanese nurse designs otherworldly clothes for her grandma
The former scientist introducing African prints to Singapore
New York-based menswear label Bode: nostalgic-modern
How an Asian fashion label went global: Yoon Ahn’s Ambush
Designed in China, made in Italy: the story of Uma Wang
Which stories mattered most to you in 2020? Find out with our Year In Review 2020 retrospective.